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11 General Orders of a Sentry


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1st General Order
To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
2nd General Order
To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
3rd General Order
To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
4th General Order
To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
5th General Order
To quit my post only when properly relieved.
6th General Order
To receive, obay, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Commanding Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and the Officers and Petty Offciers of the Watch.
7th General Order
To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
8th General Oder
To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
9th General Order
To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
10th General Order
To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
11th General Order
To be especially watchful at night, and when the times comes for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

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